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This is a sample I received with my order, I decided that I need to dispatch this one as fast as possible as it smells like perfume, and literally was changing the smell of all the teas around it! I’ve had rosebuds with green tea before with some degree of success but it has never smelled as strong as this! In fact, when i opened up the package I received from Chi of Tea, this was the only smell I got.

Tea appearance is broken sencha pieces, safflowers and rose petals, and some rosehips i think. It tastes literally like perfume. I don’t taste anything but rose, with a sweet aftertaste. I’m sure there is someone out there that would like something like this, but this is fringe undrinkable. I don’t think adding sweetener will help, it’s already pretty sweet. I don’t see this working as an iced tea either. Again, there are ways to get rose and green tea to work nicely, but not when it smells and taste like perfume. (You might ask, well how do you know what perfume taste like?) I’ll leave that to you to figure out :)

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Kashyap

As a last resort…make a simple syrup from it (equal parts sugar and steeped hot/strong tea, add to pot and reduce to desired thickness of syrup) and either use it as a topping for french toast or pancakes or in ice cream or sorbet…strawberry sorbet with rose green syrup might work to save this..but I’m with you on teas that are way over scented that the tea is lost

politicalmachine

You know, that’s the first time I’ve heard about using tea to make syrup, which actually could be a great idea for mixed drinks. Thanks for the suggestion, I only have about 1 more cup worth of tea of this stuff, but the idea could very well be applied to other ones.

Kashyap

works well with many tisanes and scented/flavored teas…i prefer to use them this way if they dont work well for iced teas as I’m a bit of a terrior purist and prefer to drink tea unflavored or teas that are traditionally culturally influenced (like jasmine/lotus/lapsang/bohea) …

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Kashyap

As a last resort…make a simple syrup from it (equal parts sugar and steeped hot/strong tea, add to pot and reduce to desired thickness of syrup) and either use it as a topping for french toast or pancakes or in ice cream or sorbet…strawberry sorbet with rose green syrup might work to save this..but I’m with you on teas that are way over scented that the tea is lost

politicalmachine

You know, that’s the first time I’ve heard about using tea to make syrup, which actually could be a great idea for mixed drinks. Thanks for the suggestion, I only have about 1 more cup worth of tea of this stuff, but the idea could very well be applied to other ones.

Kashyap

works well with many tisanes and scented/flavored teas…i prefer to use them this way if they dont work well for iced teas as I’m a bit of a terrior purist and prefer to drink tea unflavored or teas that are traditionally culturally influenced (like jasmine/lotus/lapsang/bohea) …

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Stopped drinking water, switched to tea. =)
(ok, this is a lie but still :) )

How I rate teas is pretty simple, different teas have different expectations based on quality and price. I’ll rate a tea based on how good it is for its category/price point. I think i rate pretty fairly, I’m not afraid to give a bad score to a bad tea, and it’s relatively hard to get perfect score (partially because i believe there are only so many that can attain such a title)

I like oolong/green teas the most
black, white, tisanes to a lesser part.

I re-steep EVERYTHING, as that’s how I’ve learned from my parents. Blacks teas normally to a max of two times.

I like it when the tea actually looks of quality (eg. whole unbruised leaves). I hate it when i get a tea, and half of it is cut up stems of the plant… give me leaves!

I drink all my teas black and occasionally with sweetener. I do drink coffee too, and love espressos and cappuccinos. Yup, I do my coffee black too. Guess, it is to say I like strong flavours.
My current way of steeping tea, is my french press which i just got a month ago. I love it (well maybe not my cheapy one; looking to get a bodum one day). I used to just dump leaves at the bottom of my cup..

Ok. Rating meanings…

0-49: Various degrees of suck. Either terrible value or just not good.
50-59: It’s drinkable. I’ll finish my cup.
60-69: Not bad… but not good.
70-79: okay to drink, nothing too special, will not be a re-buy.
80-89: Enjoyable cups.
90-99: Worth holding on to.
100: Um.. I’ll tell you when I get here.

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